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Letter: Time to be a Buddy
Laura Seay


Just out of curiosity, I’m wondering if anyone in the Mid-Valley likes FUN?  I’m asking because that’s what a Big Buddy mentor has when they spend time with their Little Buddy a few times per month.  I’ve been a Big Buddy for nearly five years and my “Little” (who’s not so little anymore) and I have loads of fun together: Behind-the-scenes tour of the X-Games, a pottery class, a painting class, Nutcracker performance (her first time to see it!), a gondola ride and lunch with killer views, Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park (she made me ride that horrifying swing four times!), and sometimes just a quick cheeseburger on a weeknight. 

Most people think they are just TOO BUSY to have a Little Buddy, but everyone has time for FUN a few times each month, right?  There are Big Buddies who are parents and bankers and teachers and lawyers and other super busy people. They still want to make a difference (they are!) and they want to give their time to an actual human in our community (and we are so grateful!). Nothing is more impactful than making a connection with a child who REALLY needs it.

Still not sure?  How about you join the Buddy Program for a sip and a few bites at Capitol Creek Brewery (at Willits) on Tuesday, Oct. 15, from 5-7 p.m.?  You can talk to Big Buddies, learn more and decide for yourself. Bring a friend or two. We’d love to see you there!


Laura Seay


Seay is recruitment manager and silent auction coordinator for The Buddy Program.